Blog Archive: Russia

Dark Ecology: Shifting Borders

Dark Ecology: Shifting Borders

Day Two of the Dark Ecology journey put on half a dozen curated walks around the Norwegian-Russian border area. Roger Norum focuses on one of these talks, discussing some of the socio-political issues about the complex history of borders in the region.

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Michael Bravo's Postcolonial Arctic keynote

Michael Bravo's Postcolonial Arctic keynote

Dr Michael Bravo’s inspirational keynote lecture from The Postcolonial Arctic conference held in Leeds this past May is now available online.

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Tourism, activism and the Ant/arctic: Two intriguing tales for the festive season

Tourism, activism and the Ant/arctic: Two intriguing tales for the festive season

The Arctic and the Antarctic, never far from the media spotlight whatever the time of year, both surpassed themselves in generating headlines over the 2013-14 festive season thanks to the so-called ‘Arctic 30’ and the chartered Russian icebreaker Akademik Shokalskiy.

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Interview with Ronny Brunvoll, director of the Svalbard Tourist Board

Interview with Ronny Brunvoll, director of the Svalbard Tourist Board

Arctic Encounters sat down with Ronny Brunvoll, the director of Svalbard Reiseliv (and Longyearbyen’s biggest Liverpool FC fan), to talk about the current state of tourism in the Arctic archipelago.

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